Students receive awards

September 15, 2020

Maira Almeida, F19 GDCB travel award recipient
Maira Almeida

Before COVID-19’s arrival in 2020, the following five Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology students received GDCB awards in support of their fall 2019 travels: Maira Pedroso de Almeida, Mark Bouska, Ian Braun, Zakayo Kazibwe and Emmanuel Nsamba.

Sui-Tong Chan Fung Fund Travel Awards recipients are:

  • Maira Pedroso de Almeida (Maura McGrail Lab)
  • Mark Bouska (Hua Bai Lab)
  • Emmanuel Nsamba (Mohan Gupta Lab)

Almeida presented a poster on “Short homology based CRISPR/Cas9 targeted integration for Cre/lox conditional gene inactivation tools in zebrafish” at the Genome Engineering: Frontiers of CRISPR/Cas in New York (Oct. 10-13, 2019).

Bouska gave a talk at the Midwest Drosophila Conference in Bloomington, Ind. (Nov. 2-3, 2019), on “Long non-coding RNA regulation of endo/lysosome activity and spermatogenesis via cytoskeletal elements in Drosophila.”

Emmanuel Nsamba, F19 GDCB travel award recipient
Emmanuel Nsamba

Nsamba presented a poster on “From Cytoskeletal Function to Genome Stability: Resolving the Mystery of Tubulin Isotypes in Budding Yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae) at the American Society for Cell Biology/European Molecular Biology meeting (ASCB/EMBO) in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 7-11, 2019).

Ian Braun, F19 GDCB travel award recipient
Ian Braun

Recipients of the Dale W. Young and W.E. Loomis Award are:

  • Ian Braun (Carolyn Lawrence-Dill Lab)
  • Zakayo Kazibwe (Diane Bassham Lab)

Braun gave a talk at the TextXD: Text Analysis Across Domains in Berkeley, Calif. (Dec. 3-6, 2019) on “Automated methods enable direct computation on phenotypic descriptions for novel candidate gene prediction.”

Kazibwe gave both a talk and poster at the CornBelt Regional RNA Meeting in Missouri-Columbia (Oct. 18-19, 2019) on “Activation of autophagy by TOR kinase in a ribonuclease mutant."

Zakayo Kazibwe, F19 GDCB travel award recipient
Zakayo Kazibwe

Mark Bouska, F19 GDCB travel award recipient
Mark Bouska (right)

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